MCKINNEY SUPPORTS LOCAL HIP-HOP
August 3, 2000
Washington - In conjunction with Representative Cynthia
McKinney, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, continues its performing
arts summer camp at Georgia Perimeter College-Clarkston Campus through
Friday, August 11, 2000. Closing ceremonies will be held Friday,
August 11, 2000, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
"This is the beginning of a dream come true to carry on the legacy
of Tupac's devotion to young, gifted Black artists," said Afeni
Shakur, mother of the slain musician, actor, and writer Tupac Shakur.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Summer Artistic Camp 2000 was
created for young, gifted Black artists to get an introduction into
performing arts through networking and training with established
artists. Workshops have been held concerning hip hop history, theatrical
production and direction, peer leadership, as well as the development
of urban life skills.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, Inc. was established in 1997
to carry on Tupac's creative legacy and social vision. The Foundation
provides opportunities for artistic youth to pursue their creative
and artistic endeavors.
"I'm always happy to be involved with the Shakur Foundation and
our shared interests in our children," said McKinney. "Their summer
camp is a great way for young artists to get a heads-up on what
may turn out to be a promising career," she concluded.